Medicine: Prayer & Pills

Last week the doctors made news by asking the churchmen for a diagnosis. Chicago's huge Medical Center*(3,500 students) held a five-day meeting of doctors and ministers.

For the doctors, famed Physiologist Andrew Conway Ivy, who is also vice president of the University of Illinois, sounded the keynote. Said he: "Medicine is the handmaiden of science and religion. Religious and spiritual realms overlap more with the healing arts and sciences than in anything else man does. Try as we might to separate them, we can't do it, because that is the way we are built."

Having been asked for advice, the ministers spoke frankly....

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